High Level Meeting on Youth
As part of the International Year of Youth, the General Assembly held a high-level meeting on youth on 25 and 26 July 2011, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The High Level Meeting had the overarching theme “Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding”.
The High-Level Meeting comprised two consecutive informal interactive thematic panel discussions on 25 July 2011 and two plenary meetings on 26 July 2011. The thematic panel discussions was chaired by Member States at the invitation of the President of the General Assembly and addressed the following themes:
- Thematic panel discussion 1: Strengthening international cooperation regarding youth and enhancing dialogue, mutual understanding and active youth participation as indispensable elements towards achieving social integration, full employment and the eradication of poverty;
- Thematic panel discussion 2: Challenges to youth development and opportunities for poverty eradication, employment and sustainable development.
- Programme for the High Level Meeting
- Organization of the High-level Meeting on Youth
- Information Note on the organizational arrangements for the High-level Meeting on Youth
- United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution, A/RES/65/267, on the Organization of the High-level Meeting on Youth
- Check out the Report of the Secretary-General on the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, A/66/129,
- At the end of the High Level Meeting, Member States adopted the Outcome Document submitted by the President of the General Assembly, A/RES/65/312,
- Such document had previously been negotiated between Member States during informal consultations. Before the start of the negotiation process between Member States, Youth-led organisations had been invited to submit their inputs for the outcome document. The UN Programme on Youth had received inputs from 89 youth organizations, representing young people all over the globe.
- Secretary-General’s remarks at high-level meeting on youth side event: “Giving it back, passing it on”: Corporate Engagement and Youth Philanthropy as Pathways to Development, New York, 27 July 2011
- Secretary-General’s Remarks to General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth, New York, 25 July 2011
- GA President Deiss’ opening remarks at the High-level Meeting on Youth (French), 25 July 2011
- Joint Statement of the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development on the occasion of the UN High-Level Meeting on Youth
- Crowning High-Level Meeting of General Assembly on Youth, Outcome Document Urges Decisive Action to Overcome Young People’s Widespread Unemployment (26 July 2011)
- Press Conference on General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth (25 July 2011)
- Failure to Invest in Young People ‘a False Economy’, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth (25 July 2011)
- UN high-level meeting on youth to open in New York on Monday, 22 July
- Check out the photos of the meeting
- Behind the Scene – photos of the side-events
- UN Webcast promotional Video ‘opening of the High Level Meeting”
- Check out the archived videos of the meeting
- Arrangements for Participation of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC and New Accredited NGOs registered to attend the High Level Meeting on Youth.
- Please check out the list of Side Events of the High Level Meeting.
- Giving it Back, Passing it On Corporate Engagement and Youth Philanthropy as Pathways to Development, 27 July 2011: The UN Programme on Youth in cooperation with NGO’s Restless Development and Search for Common Ground and with the support of the UN Office for Partnership, hosted a day long Side Event to the High Level Meeting on Youth to address the relationships between young people and the private sector, as well as the ways in which young people engage philanthropically in public and private development strategies.
- Listen – Promoting partnerships between young people and the private sector
- Remarks by the UN Secretary-General
- Listen to the UN youth champion Monique Coleman promotes civic engagement
- Listen – Facebook Causes: using social media for change – Interview with Matthew Mahan
- Listen – MasterCard Foundation: lifting the poor out of poverty – Interview with Reeta Roy